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01 DC Bilstein 5100 before and after

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cheesycook, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Cheesycook

    Cheesycook [OP] Geek with a gun

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    Bilstein 5100's all around, struts on upper ring, OME rear 2.5" lift springs, with Toytec upper control arms. Went in pretty great. Did it with my 83 year old grandfather and a few beers over the weekend. Letting it settle in now. Have decided that ball joints were created by the devil. Had to cut, drill, hack and pound to get the ball joints out of the idler arm. Now I need a longer rear brake cable(just not comfortable with how short the old one is to start), drop the carrier bearing a half inch, and do a front transfer case drop. Gotta love the Billy's!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    It looks great! I just did my billies and Aal today, it took about 6 hours but it went fairly smooth. Hopefully I can get some pictures up of my progress, there uploading now. How do you like your ride? I love mine, my rear is higher than the front, Ive been told that it settles quite a bit after a few days.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    looks great man! cant wait to get my set! You still on stock sized tires?

    I actually think cars a trucks for that matter dont look to bad with the rear just a touch higher then the front...but thats just me :p
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    Cheesycook

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    Rear is a touch higher but it should drop a little over a few months. I love the ride, stiff but still absorbent. Did notice that the ABS line bracket fell off the upper control arm. Guess the screw hole was a bit big for the stock screw. I was a bit worried about the exhaust touching the rear springs. Once I dropped the truck it is about a third of an inch away which is fine with me.
     
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